Rugby School - English Summer School

Rugby School was founded in 1567 and is one of the most famous schools in England, where the game of rugby was invented in 1823. Each summer, we host our popular residential English courses for children aged 12-17, who come to make friends, experience English life and improve their language skills.


A choice of courses

Having lead the way in preparing students for the Trinity College exam, we now also offer at Rugby examination courses for the Cambridge FCE and for IELTS.

The very best facilities

Classes are held in one of the most recent additions to the school, the multi- million pound purpose-built Modern Languages Building, opened in 2012.

You’ll find state-of-the art classrooms, all equipped with the latest teaching aids. There are two ICT suites with a total of 36 computers.

The nearby sports hall offers five-a-side football, basketball, badminton, aerobics and dodge ball.

You’ll also have access to the school’s 25 metre, 6 lane swimming pool; soccer, rugby and rounders pitches; squash courts and all-weather floodlit tennis courts; a Design Centre for art/craft and a Social Centre for discos and other social events.

Accommodation is mostly in single rooms, with some twins available. For younger students, there are larger rooms with 3-6 beds.

Meals in the central dining room are self-service.

A great location

The school takes its name from the historic market town of Rugby and is based in an area known as the Heart of England. Many historic landmarks are within easy reach. A short coach ride takes you to Stratford-Upon- Avon – Shakespeare’s birthplace; to Warwick Castle, the finest medieval castle in the country; or to the famous university town of Oxford.

A 50-minute train trip takes you into central London, where you can go shopping in Oxford Street or Covent Garden, enjoy a river cruise or take in a visit to the London Eye/British Museum.


Our Young Learner courses are recommended for different ages. In exceptional circumstances we may accept students up to one year younger / older than the recommended age range. We cannot accept students aged below 8 years or above 17 years at any centre.

Key Information
12 - 17
Lessons per week
English School      Friends
Trinity Grades
1 - 11

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Course Dates & Fees 2020
Jul 9 - 22
2 Weeks
Jul 9 - 29
3 Weeks
Jul 9 - Aug 5
4 Weeks
Jul 23 - Aug 5
2 Weeks
Jul 23 - Aug 12
3 Weeks
Jul 23 - Aug 19
4 Weeks
Jul 30 - Aug 12
2 Weeks
Jul 30 - Aug 19
3 Weeks
Aug 6 - 19
2 Weeks

A meeting and transfer service by private coach between London Heathrow Airport and the school is available on published course dates for £60 per transfer.

To use our scheduled coach service, a student must arrive and depart at Heathrow Airport between:

08:30am and 18:00 on published arrival dates;
11:00 and 20:30 on published departure dates
At other times or from other airports an individual taxi service can be provided at an additional charge. Airport meals are not provided.

Own Transfers: students making their own way to the schools must arrive between 14:00 - 17:00 and check out at 14:30.

Click here to see our full list of Transfer Charges.

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